Thursday 5th May is an important evening for talented lady, acclaimed international fashion portrait photographer and blogger Shaniqwa Jarvis. By way of introduction just like her name Shaniqwa Jarvis is truly fabulous. It's a crying shame that we only usually get to catch up on the London Fashion Week circuit.. and that's usually when she's frantically paced working on London Fashion Week Daily paper. Hence me looking forward to her debut solo show “This Charming Man” it's another perspective that I haven't had the chance to see yet.
“This Charming Man” is both the culmination and launch of a photographic project which comes to London via Los Angeles and Shaniqwa's home town the Upper West side of New York City. It opens at the Londonewcastle Project Space this week. This is a visual story between Shaniqwa and her muses (for want of a better descriptive) a documentation of young hipster type chaps who have sparked a certain curiosity in her. These portraitures were taken between 2007 - 2010 and are the direct result of the conversations between Shaniqwa and her subjects. She'll be exposing the tensions between personal and public personas and explores the ways in which these inspirational young men live and express themselves. Please get down to Londonewcastle Project Space and support!
Read a little more about Shaniqwa on Dazed Digtial
This Charming Man
5 - 19th May
London Newcastle Project Space
28 Redchurch St